Police detonate two IEDs after blast targeting police at Mandera border post

A bomb exploded in Mandera on Tuesday morning before police detonated two others.
The improvised explosive device went off at Border Point 3 along the Mandera-Somalia border.
Police later recovered and detonated two other IEDs found at the scene after the 10.30am incident.
“There has been an explosion at Border Point 3 but no injuries nor damage have been reported so far but the police combed the area and found two other IEDs that we have managed to detonate safely,” said Mr Elvis Korir, the Mandera East Deputy County Commissioner.
The explosives, according to Mr Korir, were planted at night by people believed to be from the neighbouring Bula Hawa Town in Somalia.
The explosives appeared to have been targeted at police officers on patrol, he said.
“The area is used by our officers who patrol the border and it seems like they were the target only that they had not arrived,” said Mr Korir.
Source: Daily Nation.co.ke

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